Liz Segran started her career in journalism by studying classical Indian poetry that’s been out of circulation for 700 years. That may not seem like great training for a business reporter, but think about it: She’s been digging up documents from a time before telephones. She translated and published some of these poems in her 2012 book The River Speaks: The Vaiyai Poems from the Paripatal. And since getting her PhD from U.C. Berkeley she’s written for The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, The Nation, The New Republic, and Salon. All this, along with her globe-trotting youth (Brussels, Paris, Singapore, Jakarta, London, and New York City), qualify her as a member of Generation Flux. But more than anything else it’s the articles she’s already written for Fast Company that landed her the job. We’re excited to have her join us as a staff writer based in Cambridge, MA. (and visiting the New York office regularly). You can reach her here at esegran (at) fastcompany dot com.
Daniel Terdiman has been covering tech and startups for over a dozen years now, most recently for VentureBeat, and for nine years at CNet. He followed the whisper of a lead in 2013 to break a story about the Google Barge, discovered a young squatter who had taken up residence inside of AOL’s Palo Alto offices, and won a 2006 award from the Society of Professional Journalists for his part in a CNet series called Taking Back The Web. He becomes our resident expert on Burning Man, since he edited a 2002 book about the festival. Daniel’s also written for Wired, The New York Times, and Time. We’re excited to welcome him into the Fast Company fold–he already produced a fun project for us on The Greatest Geek Moment In History. He’s based in San Francisco, and you can reach him at dterdiman at fastcompany dot com.